Why Do I Need to Get Involved in Rainwater Harvesting?
An investment in rainwater harvesting will reduce your water bill and pay for itself in a very short period of time. With Texas being in the worst drought in history and lake levels critically low, water in Texas can no longer be taken for granted. The cost of water and city imposed restrictions are rising and will continue to do so over the next decade as global warming rapidly increases our daily temperatures, leading to evaporation of our fresh water supply. Investing in a rainwater harvesting system today will benefit you in the future.
How Can Collecting Rain Water Help Me?
Rainwater collected and used on-site can supplement or replace water used for irrigation. Fresh rainwater is proven to aid plant growth, making it ideal for your hobby gardens, fruit orchards, landscaping, and trees. Rainwater harvesting is also the perfect source for keeping your home’s foundation soaked through the blistering summer months. And, with the use of filtration systems and disinfection, water can also be made potable so that it can be used for toilets, showers, dish washers, and clothes washers.
Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting:
- Saves you money on costly watering bills
- Reduces demand on municipal water supply
- Makes efficient use of a valuable resource often wasted
- Independent rain water collection systems are not subject to city water restrictions
- Adds resale value to your residential home
- Keep plants and trees flourishing through hot summer months
- Rainwater is pollutant free and nutrient rich, perfect for your plants
- Rain Ranchers systems are very easy to maintain
- Reduces flooding, erosion, and the contamination of surface water with sediments, fertilizers, and pesticides in rainfall runoff
Texas Average Rainfall
Did you know that drinking water in Texas is on a steady decline due to increasing average temperatures, more days of temperatures over 90º, and dry air? Based on the dire water situation in California, we now know the effects of a decreasing municipal water supply: watering restrictions, drought, a dying farming industry, and increased prices in water, both at your sink and in the supermarket.
Average Water Use/Family